20 juin 2016

Avalokiteshvara, Art Sino-Tibétain, ca 18°-19° siècle

Lot 34. Avalokiteshvara, Art Sino-Tibétain, ca 18°-19° siècle. Estimation : 7 000 € / 9 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr Bronze doré. H. 24,5 cm Le bodhisattva de la compassion sous sa forme à onze têtes et huit bras (Ekadashamukha Lokeshvara). Ses neuf têtes paisibles sont surmontées d’une face de Krodha courroucé sous une tête d’Amitabha.Il est richement paré de bijoux et repose sur un socle lotiforme. Les carnations destinées à être peintes n’ont pas été dorées. Arts d’Asie - Arts des Mers du... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2016

A large stone bust of Avalokiteshvara

Lot 1370, A large stone bust of Avalokiteshvara. Estimate  USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the full face with serene downcast gaze and gentle smile, crowned with an elaborate crown centered with a standing figure of Amitabha atop a lotus surrounded by foliate scrolls, the sides of the crown tied with ribbons reaching to the shoulders, draped with a shawl, parting to reveal a double-string necklace, stand (2). Height 30 in., 76.2 cm Provenance: Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2016

A schist figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ancient region of Gandhara, circa 4th century

Lot 61. A schist figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ancient region of Gandhara, circa 4th century. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€14,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Standing slightly flexed with right knee bent forward, his robe fastened around his waist by knotted rope, its folds cascading across his muscular form and pooling by his ankles, in his right hand he holds a wreath, and his face bears a quite, confident expression. 16 in. (40.6 cm) high Note: Identified by his size and the wreath in this hand, this... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

More than $5.7 million realized at Bonhams' Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art Auction

  A gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, Yongle period, 15th century. Sold for: $893,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams’ Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian auction on March 16 fetched a total of $5.73 million. Himalayan Works of Art were hotly contested and top quality works in every section achieved high prices in the packed standing-room-only sales room. The highest-selling lot of the evening was a 15th century gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, which sold for... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2014

Imperial items and extraordinary Buddhist sculptures at Koller Zurich, 6th/7th May 2014

ZURICH - For its Asian Art Auctions from 6th to 7th May 2014, Koller Auctions is focusing on the Chinese market. An exclusive selection of Buddhist figures and several treasures from the Forbidden City are sure to generate interest. China - HimalayaFine Chinese art from European private collections is particularly coveted by Chinese collectors.Over the past 20 years, the value of flawless objects has increased substantially. Therefore, many Europeans are putting their collections up for sale once again. From a Swiss private... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2013

Head of Avalokiteshvara. India, 11th century, Pala period

Head of Avalokiteshvara. India, 11th century, Pala period. Photo courtesy Nancy Wiener Gallery. Black Stone. 9.5 inches (24 cm).Nancy Wiener Gallery. The Ansonia, 2109 Broadway, Suite 10-18, New York 10023. T (212) 360 7028 - nancywienergallery@mac.com - www.nancywiener.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014.

18 avril 2013

Asian art auctions at Koller Zurich to offer a number of top quality Buddhist figures

Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 13th-14th century. Bronze. H 45 cm. CHF 400 000 / 600 000. Photo Koller Auctions ZURICH.- On 7 and 8 May Koller will offer at auction a number of top quality Buddhist figures from long-standing private collections and numerous works of art from Japan, India, South East Asia and the Islamic regions. The top lot is a large Tibetan figure of Buddha Shakyamuni with an estimated value of CHF 400 000 / 600 000.  The Asian Art auction at Koller in November 2012 attracted numerous... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2012

Standing Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion. Vietnam or Cambodia, ca. 7th century

Standing Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion. Vietnam or Cambodia, ca. 7th century. Gilt bronze. H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm). Gift of Enid A. Haupt, 1993. 1993.387.14. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This very rare and extraordinary bronze sculpture, found in Vietnam, is strongly dependent stylistically on southwestern Chinese prototypes
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20 décembre 2010

Deux statues de Guanyin et une statue tantrique d' Avalokiteshvara, Chine, Dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle

Statue de Guanyin en bronze laqué polychrome. Chine, Dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Représentée assise en dhyanasana, les mains en buddhapatramudra, vêtue d'une jupe ceinturée à la taille, de la robe monastique retombant des épaules en plis souples, le torse nu, parée d'un collier ouvragé, le visage serein, les lèvres fines, le nez aquilin, les yeux mi-clos, les cheveux coiffés en chignon, le front ceint d'un diadème duquel pendent des rubans, traces de laque or et de pigments vert, rouge et... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2010

"The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting" @ the Rubin Museum of Art

The Ngor Abbot Sanggye Sengge as Lineal Guru of the Path with the Fruit. Tibet; 1580s-1590s. Distemper on cotton, 48 x 26 in. Rubin Museum of Art, F1996.26.1 (HAR 493) NEW YORK, NY.- For centuries Tibetans looked to their Buddhist heartland, India, for spiritual inspiration. During the second spread of Buddhism to Tibet, they also faithfully reproduced the sacred art of the Pala kingdom in northeastern India. But when Turkic raiders destroyed India's key monasteries in 1203, Indian Buddhism was wiped out, leaving Tibetan... [Lire la suite]
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